Slackware: gnutls
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New gnutls packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and -current to correctly fix the certificate chain verification issue that the upgrade to gnutls-2.6.1 attempted to fix. Without this upgrade, processing a certificate chain containing only one self-signed certificate may cause GnuTLS linked programs to crash.
[slackware-security]  gnutls (SSA:2008-320-01)

New gnutls packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and -current to
correctly fix the certificate chain verification issue that the upgrade to
gnutls-2.6.1 attempted to fix.  Without this upgrade, processing a certificate
chain containing only one self-signed certificate may cause GnuTLS linked
programs to crash.


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
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patches/packages/gnutls-2.6.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz:
  Upgraded to gnutls-2.6.2.
  The security fix in gnutls-2.6.1 had a flaw in cases where the
  certificate chain contained only one self-signed certificate.
  This update fixes the issue.
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Where to find the new packages:
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Give slackware.osuosl.org a try.  This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project!  :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/gnutls-2.6.2-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/gnutls-2.6.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/gnutls-2.6.2-i486-1.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 12.0 package:
da23cbc35ceafc3de50c1d32e235a1f0  gnutls-2.6.2-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
f712d39374134e84629e2c2539f6c75f  gnutls-2.6.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
7a838bc68ee6c9690a524658e0c3aefa  gnutls-2.6.2-i486-1.tgz


Installation instructions:
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Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg gnutls-2.6.2-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


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